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IMG_1881_portraitGuadalupe López-Íñiguez (b. 1983) is a Spanish cellist and interdisciplinary researcher based in Finland. She holds a PhD in Psychology (distinctions Cum Laude and International Mention) from the Autonomous University of Madrid, and the Master’s Degree in Classical Music Performance from the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. Guadalupe is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Post-Doctoral Researcher and teacher at the Sibelius Academy, and member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association for Psychology of Music and Musical Performance.

Guadalupe has been mentored by several modern, 19th-century, and baroque cello masters. She is especially grateful for the encouragement received from artists Rafael Ramos and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola. She has appeared as a soloist at the Fabulous Fringe concert series of the Utrecht Early Music Festival (NL), the Bergheim Cello Solo Festival (DE), the BRQ Vantaa Festival (FI), the Soiva Akatemia Festival (FI), the Aino Ackté Festival (FI), and SibaFest (FI). Upcoming engagements include Classical-Romantic music for cello and fortepiano at key venues in Europe and the US. Guadalupe is artist for Mediaset TV International and Iberia with the program ‘Musical Cities’, and has recently released her debut album with the complete cello works by Gabrielle and Scarlatti for Alba Records in which “López-Íñiguez blows with her continuo group a sensual, nuanced, and especially beautiful spirit to the works of Gabrielli and Scarlatti.” (V.K., Finnish Broadcast Company).

In the field of research, she presents her work regularly at international congresses and has been published in renowned journals such as Cognition and Instruction, British Journal of Educational Psychology, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Psychology of Music. She is currently conducting an artistic research project funded by Kone Foundation, studying the works for fortepiano and cello by Beethoven and Mendelssohn by combining the multidisciplinary perspectives of psychology, musicology and performance. Her PhD, carried out under the supervision of Prof. Juan Ignacio Pozo, focused on the analysis of the psychological processes in the acquisition of musical knowledge in instrument players, teachers and students of string instruments, particularly from constructivist perspectives.

Guadalupe’s instruments include a cello by Claude Pieray (Paris, 1725), a 5-string cello by Claude Pieray (Paris, 1715), transitional bows by François Tourte (Paris, ca. 1800) and André Klaassen (Zutphen, 2015), and a baroque bow by Luis-Emilio Rodríguez-Carrington (The Hague, 2013).


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